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Without Love (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | May 1945 (USA)
In World War II Washington DC, Jamie Rowan, enters a loveless marriage with scientist Pat Jamieson and becomes his assistant. Struggles bring them closer together.

Director:

Harold S. Bucquet

Writers:

Philip Barry (based on the play by), Donald Ogden Stewart
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Spencer Tracy ... Pat Jamieson
Katharine Hepburn ... Jamie Rowan
Lucille Ball ... Kitty Trimble
Keenan Wynn ... Quentin Ladd
Carl Esmond ... Paul Carrell
Patricia Morison ... Edwina Collins
Felix Bressart ... Prof. Ginza
Emily Massey Emily Massey ... Anna
Gloria Grahame ... Flower Girl
George Davis ... Caretaker
George Chandler ... Elevator Boy
Clancy Cooper ... Sergeant
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Storyline

In WWII Pat Jamieson is a scientist working, with Government support, on a high-altitude oxygen mask for fighter pilots. But he has nowhere to conduct his research in secret until he meets Jamie Rowan, a woman with an unused house with a scientist's basement. Jamie has no hopes of marrying for love (and neither does Pat) but Jamie wants to help the war effort and she likes this quirky scientist and his dog, so to satisfy the proprieties they agree on a business arrangement: a marriage of convenience and partnership. They happily work on oxygen mixes instead of honeymooning. But as the footing of their relationship begins warm up, Jamie is courted by another man and the old flame that broke Pat's heart is back in his life. It will take a sleepwalking ruse, dodging in and out of doors, and a working oxygen mask to get them together again. Written by Kathy Li

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She was a bashful bride! He walked in his sleep! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sin amor See more »

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Budget:

$1,873,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

MGM purchased the film rights to the play in 1942 for $265,000 ($4.24M in 2019). See more »

Goofs

While Jamie is wearing the breathing apparatus, she sneezes and reaches for a tissue. As she ties to blow her nose, she realizes she can't and her reflection in the chamber window doesn't match her actual hand movements. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Rowan: You never want love in your life again and I never want it in mine. But our reasons are as different as the sun is from the moon. You don't want it because you've had all the worst of it. I don't want it because I've had all the best.
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Connections

Featured in Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Easy To Love
(uncredited)
Music by Cole Porter
Played by the orchestra in the hotel room
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no one is without love for long
11 June 2003 | by didi-5See all my reviews

If it wasn't for "Adam's Rib", this film would be my favourite of the Tracy/Hepburn movies. I like the characters they both play, and there's a plus of another plot going on in the background between Lucille Ball and Keenan Wynn. Of course you know what's going to happen by the end but the movie is entertaining and the obviousness doesn't matter. I heard that Tracy wouldn't play in this on stage which seems a shame as he's so good on the screen as the cranky scientist taking up residence in Hepburn's cellar. Hepburn is fabulous as ever and the brittle widow is a perfect part for her. Of course no one who marries in the movies 'without love' stays that way. If they did we wouldn't have had these kind of movies in the golden age of Hollywood!


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